Industrial Style Rotating Hardware Bin (from Tupperware!)

Industrial Style Rotating Hardware Bin (from Tupperware!)

This project has been rattling around in my head for nearly a year now, but up until recently, I wasn’t sure how to fully execute it. You see, I have coveted a vintage / industrial rotating hardware bin for a long time. But I couldn’t pull the trigger on an authentic one (too pricey) and I was staunchly against purchasing a reproduction. That’s when I started formulating a repurposed DIY version…using a plastic party platter dish that I found earlier this year at a thrift store.

Tupperware party platter from Goodwill to be upcycled into vintage industrial style rotating hardware bin by Sadie Seasongoods /

Hmm…the wheels are turning in my head!

My mom used one of these for her crudité platters when I was growing up- in fact, she probably still has it! But this one came from Goodwill, sans top and/or carrying handle. And if you squint your eyes and pretend it’s made of galvanized metal, it kind-of-sort-of looks like a hardware bin!

But. BUT. From there, I was stuck- I couldn’t figure out a simple way to give it a platform, a lazy Susan, and a handle to use for spinning/turning (and I really do try to keep my projects simple). Sure, I could purchase a wooden base (or pillar style candleholder), lazy Susan hardware, and a finial sort of handle, but like I said- I really try and keep things simple!

However, fast forward a few months when I found this small lazy Susan piece- I’m assuming it was once part of a cruet set.

Wooden cruet set lazy susan at thrift store to be paired with party platter for upcycled rotating hardware bin by Sadie Seasongoods /

A-ha! The perfect mate for my Tupperware…

NOW I had everything I needed to create my own DIY rotating hardware bin! What do think- is this a crazy idea or what? This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Creating a DIY rotating hardware bin with upcycled divided dish and wooden lazy susan by Sadie Seasongoods /

Let’s do this!

Ok- let’s see if I’m a genius or an idiot. First, I needed to cut a hole in the party platter that was big enough to slip over the cruet handle, so that it could sit on the wooden platform. As if the Tupperware people had already thought of this, they provided me a perfectly round circle I could trace with my handy utility knife.

Cutting hole in repurposed party platter to create DIY rotating hardware bin by Sadie Seasongoods /

Moment of truth…

Thank you, Tupperware people- that was very thoughtful!

And…you guys…it was the perfect size. I didn’t even bother trying to slice out a perfect circle- an octagon was good enough for me.

Combining upcycled Tupperware party platter with repurposed cruet set lazy susan into DIY rotating hardware bin by Sadie Seasongoods /

Worked. like. a. charm!

So, yeah…it was PERFECT. Made for each other perfect. I couldn’t have been happier- now I just needed to change the color!

Combining upcycled Tupperware party platter with repurposed cruet set lazy susan into DIY rotating hardware bin by Sadie Seasongoods /

NOW to make it look like metal!

Because the party plater and cruet lazy Susan had smooth surfaces, I started off giving each one a light dusting of gray primer. Not opaque, flawless coverage- just enough to give my paint something to grab onto.

Step 1: Primer for Adhesion

Next, I used my favorite farmhouse project paint on both pieces, although I didn’t really paint the wooden platform of the lazy Susan (since it’ll be covered by the party platter. I also use a thin strip of painter’s tape around the actually lazy Susan hardware to keep paint from potentially causing rotation problems.

Step 2: Metallic color!

You’ve seen me use that paint before on my DIY faux windmill wall décor and on my bread basket farmhouse bowls!

Since I know this paint well- I know it likes to chip and rub off easier than most. And with my desire to actually use my DIY rotating hardware bin to store bits in…well, I need a paint finish that can take a beating! So, I brushed on a single coat of matte decoupage medium (I prefer this to Mod Podge), which worked like a charm!

Using DecoArt Decou-page Matte to seal and protect upcycled repurposed rotating hardware bin thrift store makeover by Sadie Seasongoods /

Sealing the paint AND giving it a matte finish!

Last step- bonding the two pieces of my rotating hardware bin permanently! And I used my go-to super glue on both the wooden platform and the bottom center of my party platter.

Upcycling a divided dish party platter from thrift store into DIY rotating hardware bin by Sadie Seasongoods /

Oh my gosh, last but not least…

DONE. Crazy idea DONE- and it worked out brilliantly, if I do say so myself. I am OVER THE MOON about how well this project turned out, you guys…

Upcycling a divided dish party platter from thrift store into DIY rotating hardware bin by Sadie Seasongoods /

Can you believe it??

I can use my rotating hardware bin for SO MANY THINGS in my craft room- basically, I may never pass up another Tupperware party platter again…and will ALWAYS be on the hunt for a similar cruet lazy Susan.

DIY Rotating Hardware Bin from upcycled Tupperware divided dish party platter and wooden cruet set lazy susan from thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods /



NOW- it’s the second Wednesday of the month, too, so it’s Thrift Store Décor Day!! My repurposing friends have put together inspiring projects today, too, so click on the links beneath this collage to see all the “afters”.

Thrift store decor team upcycle and repurpose projects featuring a basket, reclaimed wood, bench, rulers, Tupperware party platter, and more! www.sadieseasongoods.com1. Striped Stool Makeover

2. Vintage Industrial Style Rotating Hardware Bin (that’s me, you’re here!)

3. Small Stool Makeover

4. Wooden Ruler Flag

5. DIY Wall Mounted Coat Rack: Boho Style

6. Farmhouse Basket Makeover

7. DIY Go Jump In A Lake Sign


And if you’re interested in more farmhouse-style upcycle projects, you can view my entire collection here or for DIY Upcycled organization & storage projects, you can scroll through more projects here!

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  1. Cecilia says:

    Well, well, well…how smart is that? That is just amazing. Great idea and upcycle!

  2. Teresa Emenheiser says:

    Love it!

  3. girlfromwva says:

    love it! thanks for sharing.

  4. Kaycee F says:

    Wow, you have created another amazing project with a combination of two totally unrelated castoffs! This organizer really looks great!!!

  5. This is so creative, I could use one of these in every room of the house lol

  6. Brilliant! Want 🙂

  7. Kathy A. says:

    Love it. You’ve done it again! Another thing to add to my look-for list! Even with just a handle, it would be adorable–and so useful! A plastic Rubbermaid turntable would work well, too, but I love the elevation of yours. P.S.: I finallt found a $2 stool aat the American Legion yard sale (and $4 casters at Restore) to make my wrapping paper organizer. I am SO pumpted!

  8. I literally just gave one of these away last week! You are so freaking creative!!!

  9. awesome……..

  10. LOVE IT! I would love one of these thanks for the inspiration.

  11. I am amazed at your creativity, Sarah! What a fun idea! You brought your idea together beautifully!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thank you so very much, Linda- it’s always so exciting (and relieving, LOL) when I project I have high hopes for actually works out so well! Am I right or am I right… 😉

  12. Love your idea, it is good for many things, especially food and sewing. Personally I bought an old dresser and each drawer holds my hardware stuff. If I need to use items outside of the house I use my tool box which I carry to the site.

  13. Shirley Dykema says:

    Wow That paint really transformed the Tupperware!! Also: Why do you prefer Decou-page Matte sealer over ModPodge?? I have it but haven’t made the comparison to MP ever.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Well, I generally prefer DecoArt products over Plaid products because I am part of their Art Room team. But I’ve had better luck with Decou-page (the DecoArt product) for actual decoupaging projects. I don’t dislike Mod Podge, though- they’re very, very similar and Mod Podge is better known, that’s for sure.

  14. As if this doesn’t look cool enough, it spins?? !!! Woah! I love this and can’t wait to find one of those tupperware thingys at the thrift store! Nice work Sarah!

  15. Love how you think!

  16. I am new to here and absolutely love this idea, for sure going to use this in my workshop and enjoy looking through your other stuff.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thank you, and welcome, Bonnie! I hope you found other projects of mine to be inspired by. 🙂

  17. Hilary Milner says:

    I happened to find a plastic container somewhat like yours, at Goodwill, the day after reading your post. Mine did have a top. What I did was put larger marbles in the lid and the container on top. It rotates just fine, but I’ll have to leave it in one spot because it’s now heavy! Plus, if I drop it, I’ll be chasing marbles all over the place. Thanks for your great idea!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      What a great solution, Hilary- I love it! And yes, don’t move it in case of marbles all over the place, LOL.

  18. I wouldn’t have thought to combine the two. Genius!

  19. Roxanne Furlong says:

    Genius! Argh! I just spotted one of these at a garage sale but it didn’t have a cover, now I know why! I should have seen this first.


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